Tag Archives: Friends and Family of Addicts

Rebuilding, One Relationship at a Time

Couple in relationship on bike “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time” -Creighton Abrams One activity that is imperative (and good recovery operations know this, understand this and apply this) is doing the work of “relational amends” after an addiction has plagued an individual (and that surrounding individuals’ community) over a series of days, weeks, months [...]
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The Cost of Neonatal Abstinence on Healthcare

Child crawling The Journal of Addiction Medicine suggests that the cost of treatment for babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has increased dramatically [1]. NAS is when a baby is born with opioids in their system and they are suffering from complications due to withdrawal of opioids [1, 2]. In an analysis between 2008-2011, 160 opioid [...]
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The Mother-Daughter Addiction

Mother daughter on a bench “…She flipped the truck into a ditch and just left the scene. Nikki…we can’t find her.” I hung up. My momma: the adult, the child, my everything. I slid to the floor and smacked my head with my fist. “God, help me!” I thought. I desperately wanted the pain to end, and for our lives [...]
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Discovering My Spouse’s Sexual Addiction, Next Steps

Couple struggling with sexual addiction Whatever you are feeling as you discover this betrayal, it has been a familiar experience to others before you. You are not crazy or overreacting, or underreacting. Allow yourself to be where you are right now. “Betrayal trauma shakes the foundations of our beliefs about our safety in our marriages and it dissolves our assumptions [...]
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